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LEE Jen
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age32
Height1.89 m
Weight 84 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Residence
United States
Occupation
Sales
Languages
English, Mandarin
Higher education
Sport Management - University of Texas at Austin: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009 at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by Operation Comfort, an organisation dedicated to assisting injured US service personnel. He was drawn to Para ice hockey as he had competed in inline skating during high school.
Club / Team
San Antonio Rampage: United States
Name of coach
Guy Gosselin [national], USA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goaltender
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
United States
General Interest
Hobbies
Crossfit, hiking, cycling, watching movies, wheelchair basketball. (teamusa.org, 07 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family, and his partner. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In the end it is up to you." (Instagram profile, 14 Sep 2017)
Other sports
Prior to his accident he played basketball for Chaminade University in Honolulu, HI, United States of America. (usahockey.com, 03 Apr 2012)
Impairment
In March 2009 his left leg was amputated above the knee after he was injured in a motorcycle accident in Nassau County, FL, United States of America. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Other information
MILITARY SERVICE
Following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States of America, he was inspired to join the army. He served as a sergeant until January 2015. He believes his military service has helped him develop his discipline and mental toughness, which he takes to the arena when he competes. "The discipline really comes in handy. Every time I want to say that I don't like this sport, or it's too hard, or 'Who can really skate like this?', I have plenty of reasons to give up, but the military teaches us, and me especially, not to quit." (teamusa.org, 11 Nov 2013)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied physical education at the University of the Incarnate Word [UIW] in San Antonio, TX, United States of America. He has also studied at the University of Chaminade in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Team  
1 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 Team  
2 2013 Team